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Books of Umber Trilogy #01: Happenstance Foundby P W Catanese
Synopses & Reviews
Twelve-year-old Happenstance awakens in a cave with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. Soon a mysterious trio arrives to take him away: the explorer Umber, the shy archer Sophie, and Oates, whose strength and honesty are both brutal. Hap and his new acquaintances narrowly escape the cavernous underworld and make their way to Lord Umber's bustling jewel of a harbor city, Kurahaven.
Once there, Hap learns that Lord Umber is an extraordinary man — he's a merchant, adventurer, inventor, royal adviser, and chronicler of all things monstrous and magical. But Umber's accomplishments can't answer the question closest to the boy's heart: Who is Happenstance?
Desperate to uncover clues in his new, baffling surroundings, Hap accompanies Umber on dangerous and unusual missions. But Hap soon learns that there are powerful enemies inside the kingdom, and a ruthless assassin is hot on his trail. Faced with many unknowns, Hap knows one thing is certain: There's a reason Umber has chosen him...if only he could determine it.
P. W. Catanese's richly spun fantasy chronicles one boy's quest for answers and hope in a world riddled by knowledge and power corrupted.
Master storyteller P.W. Catanese introduces the Books of Umber trilogy with a page-turning epic fantasy, Happenstance Found
P. W. (Paul William) Catanese was born in New York and grew up in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and three children. When he's not writing books, he draws cartoons and works for an advertising agency.
Interestingly, the letters in P. W. Catanese can be rearranged to spell want escape? Paul figures that's why people read books like his.
Twelve-year-old Happenstance awakens in a cave with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. Rescued by Lord Umber, a revered merchant and royal advisor, and his two companions, Hap and his acquaintances narrowly escape the cavernous underworld.
Master storyteller P.W. Catanese begins the andlt;Iandgt;Books of Umber andlt;/Iandgt;trilogy with andlt;Iandgt;Happenstance Foundandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;now available in paperbackand#8212;when twelve-yearold Happenstance awakens in a cave with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. Lord Umber and his companions rescue Hap, and the group sets out on dangerous and unusual missions that continue in andlt;Iandgt;Dragon Gamesandlt;/Iandgt;. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Hapand#8217;s and Umberand#8217;s journeys take them to the corrupt kingdom of Sarnica, where Umberand#8217;s nemesis has acquired some dragon eggs. Umber wants to study a new magical species, but what starts as a quest for knowledge turns into a dangerous rescue operation. The deft plotting of these actionpacked, heart-stopping adventures will pique the imagination and leave readers anxious for the final installment.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;P. W. (Paul William) Cataneseandlt;/bandgt; was born in New York and grew up in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and three children. When he's not writing books, he draws cartoons and works for an advertising agency. andlt;BRandgt;Interestingly, the letters in "P. W. Catanese" can be rearranged to spell "want escape?" Paul figures that's why people read books like his.
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